Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review of Bridesmaid Lotto by Rachel Astor


McMaster the Disaster series, Book 1

Josephine McMaster is pretty and smart, but very much a klutzy mess. Finally, at 26, she may have actually lost the dreaded ‘McMaster the Disaster’ nickname that has followed her around her whole life.

Josie’s quite content to be single, much to her mother’s disappointment. So when a bizarre contest is announced where a socialite is holding a lottery to pick her bridesmaids (and rake in a little extra cash), she can’t roll her eyes fast enough, even if it does mean meeting Jake Hall, her one and only movie star crush. Obviously, Josie doesn’t enter the bridesmaid lottery, so you can imagine her surprise when her picture pops up among the winners, thanks to Mom. With a little prodding -- okay bribing -- Josie agrees to participate.

The wedding turns into the event of the year, and Josie finds herself in the middle of a paparazzi feeding frenzy, which gets even crazier after Jake Hall takes a special interest in her.

Can Josie handle the pressure in the spotlight? Is it possible she might really have a chance with Jake Hall? And if she’s busy worrying about all that, how in the heck is she going to keep ‘McMaster the Disaster’ from showing up in front of the entire world?

 I picked this book up for several reasons.  One, it was free on Amazon and two, it had a cute cover.  I am a sucker for contemporary romance stories and this one looked like the perfect read for me.

I liked the idea of a bridesmaid lotto.  It was an original concept in a usually unoriginal market.  However, the story fell flat.  I wished I could have said it rocked, but it was missing something.  

The character development was great for Mattie and I loved his part.  Calla was very one dimensional as well as was Jake.  He should have had more oomph.  The mother was great though and I enjoyed how uptight she was.

Overall, I still thought it was worth the free read.  It was interesting enough and even though it was predictable, I wanted to follow through with the story.

This is the first book in the series, check out the sequel Gamble on Engagement next!  I give this book three glittery stars:)

Get it for free on Amazon right now! 

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